Despite the fact that tickets for the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao sold out in just 60 seconds on Thursday, the secondary market is now awash with purchasers attempting to make a fast buck before May 2nd.
Mayweather Promotions released just 500 prized tickets for the 16,000 capacity arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 8pm ET, and within a blink of an eye, the whole allocation had been snapped up. Standard prices ranged from $1,500 to $7,500 if you were lucky enough to get through and claim your seat, but almost instantly StubHub and the like had tickets ready for fans willing to pay through the nose.
For those eager enough to shell out their hard earned cash, a ticket for the biggest boxing event in history now ranges from $5,000 to $128,000 on StubHub’s US website. Rivals Viagogo have a smaller selection that will cost between $4,000 and $38,000.
There is no doubt that some are taking advantage of the desperation and clamour to be at such a massive extravaganza that Mayweather v Pacquiao promises to be, although those who still want to see the fighters in the flesh and don’t want to fork out thousands can see the weigh-in for $10.
All proceeds will go to charity as fighters hit the scales next week, but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the overpriced secondary fight tickets.
Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao for the undisputed welterweight and pound for pound championship is live on Showtime and HBO PPV priced at $99.95 in the US, whilst Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the event in the UK for £19.95.